Dan & Chris

is creating HERO HAPPY HOUR webcomic

12

patrons

About Dan & Chris


The fan-favorite superhero parody comic is BACK! Co-creators Dan Taylor and Chris Fason are returning to The Hideout Bar & Grill for more rounds of HERO HAPPY HOUR! Cheers! 

Imagine pulling up a stool to the bar and sipping a frosty pint of your favorite beverage as you listen in on the conversations of the “regulars” that frequent the neighborhood tavern. But, this establishment is unlike any other bar. The Hideout Bar & Grill caters to the super heroes of First City. And, this watering hole serves as more than just a place to wash away the troubles of serving and protecting society as crime-fighting crusaders. For the regular heroes, it is “a place where everyone knows your name,” secret identity or not.

In 2001, at the Mid-Ohio Comic Book Convention (the then titled Super) Hero Happy Hour comic book made its auspicious debut. The following year, Super Hero Happy Hour landed on comic book store shelves as a Previews catalog Staff Pick. The comic book about "superheroes in a bar" continued to entertain readers with half a dozen more issues, as well as with a collected trade paperback, a super special featuring contributions by many established comic book professionals, a limited run webcomic, and two successful Kickstarters offering a full-color original graphic novel and a comic based on a story ripped from the headlines. Longtime fans are familiar with how the co-creators had to change the title of the comic (dropping the "Super") to Hero Happy Hour when the "Big Two" comic book publishers felt threatened by the underdog that poked fun at superhero tropes.



Now Hero Happy Hour is returning as a webcomic with Patreon. Supporters will be able to enjoy a regularly scheduled webcomic featuring the superhero regulars of the Hideout Bar & Grill beginning with one weekly comic with the official launch April 1, 2019 (no foolin') and increasing to twice weekly upon reaching our set patron goal. Eventually, we will offer a third weekly offering featuring a double-sized and in color Sunday edition (just like in the newspapers back in the good ol' days). Additional Hero Happy Hour offerings (like behind-the-scenes features, original art, guest artists/writers, etc...) will be available to patrons at various tiers of support.

Leading up to the official launch of the new webcomic, you will receive behind a behind-the-scenes look at what we're planning for the all-new Hero Happy Hour -- new designs, new characters, new stories. Your support at this early moment in production not only shows that you want to see Hero Happy Hour return, but that you're encouraging and inspiring our efforts to reopen the Hideout Bar & Grill. For your ONE DOLLAR pledge, you will be privy to exclusive previews and work-in-progress presentations leading up to the launch of the all-new Hero Happy Hour webcomic. Once the new comic launches, you will have access to the first webcomic of each week (along with the other patrons) a whole week before the rest of the world-wide-web. Sign up to support Hero Happy Hour now and you'll be our superhero!
Select a membership level
JOHNNY ON THE SPOT
Limited (7 remaining)
$1
per month

Like a good samaritan willing to aid a new cause, you're one of the first to support the new HERO HAPPY HOUR. Leading up to the official launch of the new webcomic, you will receive behind a behind-the-scenes look at what we're planning for the all-new HERO HAPPY HOUR -- new designs, new characters, new stories. Your support at this early moment in production not only shows that you want to see HERO HAPPY HOUR return, but that you're encouraging and inspiring our efforts to reopen the HIDEOUT BAR & GRILL. For your ONE DOLLAR pledge, you will be privy to exclusive previews and work-in-progress presentations leading up to the launch of the all-new HERO HAPPY HOUR webcomic. Once the new comic launches, you will have access to the first HERO HAPPY HOUR webcomic of each week (along with the other patrons) a whole week before the rest of the world-wide-web. For early access to all HERO HAPPY HOUR webcomics as they are published, as well as additional benefits, you will need to upgrade your patronage to one of the other tiers offered. All "JOHNNY ON THE SPOT" patrons that upgrade after the official launch will receive a special gift mailed to them. Thank you for your early support. Cheers!


  • Beginning in April, you'll receive Tuesday's HERO HAPPY HOUR webcomic a week before the rest of the world.
PUB CRAWLER
$2
per month

You’re here just for the webcomic strips the moment they hit the interwebs. We get it. You don’t need or want all of the other signature cocktails and shots with clever names. You’re not the “top-shelf” kind -- and we respect that. So, in exchange for your TWO DOLLARS, you will get each and every webcomic strip that we produce whether it’s one a week to start, or two or more a week if we reach our patron goals. We’ve got our sights set on four webcomic strips a week if we hit all of our goals. Each time we reach a new milestone we’ll publish another weekly strip -- but you’ll still be paying the same ol’ TWO DOLLARS. That’s better than a “two-for-one” special.


  • Beginning in April, you'll receive all HERO HAPPY HOUR webcomics a week before the rest of the world. 
HAPPY HOUR HERO
$5
per month

 You are a true “happy hour hero” that enjoys HERO HAPPY HOUR and you’re not content with just the regular servings of the webcomic strip. You want more. Well, we got you covered. As a “HAPPY HOUR HERO” patron and your FIVE DOLLARS, not only will you get early access to each and every HERO HAPPY HOUR webcomic strip, but you’ll get other online content as well -- specialty shots and mixed cocktails of behind the scenes HERO HAPPY HOUR goodness like Chris’ process art videos, early design sketches, and high resolution versions of bonus content like guest artist pinups, HERO HAPPY HOUR Homage Covers, and other select art offerings. 


  • Beginning in April, you'll receive all HERO HAPPY HOUR webcomics a week before the rest of the world. 
  • Additional digital HERO HAPPY HOUR features such as artwork, process videoes, behind the scenes peeks, etc... 
BARROOM BENEFACTOR
$10
per month

You want swag? TEN DOLLARS will get you the goods. As a “BARROOM BENEFACTOR” patron, not only do you get all of the online HERO HAPPY HOUR content before the rest of the world, but you also get monthly tangible HERO HAPPY  HOUR content sent to your home or office via the postal mail service! You will receive all eligible mini-print postcards unlocked by reaching patron goals as well as featured monthly HERO HAPPY HOUR swag such as stickers, coasters, buttons, mini-comics, and more. As we gain more patrons we will increase the monthly swag by unlocking additional patron goals. Truly “the more the merrier” has never rang more true!  


  • Beginning in April, you'll receive all HERO HAPPY HOUR webcomics a week before the rest of the world.  
  • Receive monthly swag featuring HERO HAPPY HOUR and The Hideout Bar & Grill
ONE OF THE REGULARS
Limited (19 remaining)
$20
per month

If you’re already familiar with HERO HAPPY HOUR you know that “The Regulars” are our version of The Avengers and/or The Justice League. And while the Regulars are anything but “regular” (more like irregular), being a Regular does have its perks -- like original artwork from HERO HAPPY HOUR artist and co-creator Chris Fason! This is your chance to get an original sketch of one of the HERO HAPPY HOUR characters in addition to all of the benefits of above tiers. In fact, we’ll even let you request the character that you want Chris to sketch for you. As long as it’s a HERO HAPPY HOUR character, Chris will serve up your drawing with a smile. Every TWENTY DOLLARS we collect from you is eligible for an original sketch, so feel free to pop in and out of this tier as you please.  


  • Beginning in April, you'll receive all HERO HAPPY HOUR webcomics a week before the rest of the world.  
  • Receive monthly swag featuring HERO HAPPY HOUR and The Hideout Bar & Grill.
  • One-of-a-kind HERO HAPPY HOUR character sketch by artist Chris Fason.
THE AL
Limited (1 remaining)
$100
per month

You (or a loved one) will be drawn as a character into at least one of the strips each month. (Note: Not ALL strips in a given month, but at least one, two, or maybe even three.) Your character will likely not have any lines and will be more of an extra. But, the possibility of delivering a line is not out of the question -- it all depends on the script. Your character may be of your actual self (or loved one) or your superhero self (or loved one’s superhero self). Dan and Chris will work with you to decide the best possible option and representation. You are also entitled to all of the rewards of the other tiers (including a “Regulars” original sketch). This is a great tier to spend a single month in, but if you want to spend more time bellying-up to the bar, who are we to say no. Why “The Al?” Actor Al Rosen played the character of Al on CHEERS and appeared in 74 episodes over seven seasons.   


  • Beginning in April, you'll receive all HERO HAPPY HOUR webcomics a week before the rest of the world.  
  • Receive monthly swag featuring HERO HAPPY HOUR and The Hideout Bar & Grill.
  • One-of-a-kind HERO HAPPY HOUR character sketch by artist Chris Fason.
  • Featured in the actual HERO HAPPY HOUR webcomic.
Goals
12 of 42 patrons
Upon reaching the goal of 42 patrons, we will publish TWO HERO HAPPY HOUR webcomics that will be posted every week instead of just the one. And as with the first weekly offering, this second will also be available to you patrons a whole week before the rest of the world-wide-web gets to see it -- because you're rad.
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